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Well what they say about the desert is true.
It was really cold in the night.
Luckily, the hostel have given us really good sleeping bags.
The family whose Ger it was put the stove on at 7am so it was really warm when we all got up.
Clear blue skies again but it was rather chilly.
Today we headed further into the desert.
The landscape kept changing.
Firstly, very arid and then after an hour we approached some rock formations and had a walk ...
The train takes a long time to get across the border from Russia to Mongolia, I was in a cabin with two great Dutch guys who were very happy to pass the time playing a Dutch Hellfire Whist (my favourite card game, which I am devastated to say may have been bettered in this version), and having a few drinks.
At the Russian border, you get off the train for a couple of hours in practically a ghost town. Outside the station, there is a tiny kiosk with a bit of ...
... at 8pm. We went to a local Indian restaurant where I ate the best Indian food I have eaten in my whole life! And it was so cheap. We have three ladies from India with us on the trip and even they agreed how delicious it was. I was back in my hotel room by 10pm to try and talk to friends and family - however, this part didn't quite work out as the internet connection was poor tonight. Will try again ...
... and souvenir shopping. We had Korean- which I've never had before- and it was ok. Quick grocery and souvenir shopping then something really exciting- a show at the local theatre. Traditional music, dancing and singing. It was... Interesting! They had a contortionist- she was amazing. I don't know if she had the same amount of bones as everyone else lol but amazing. We had to leave before the end to catch the ...
... I am not able to
post/& or you cannot see my posts I will continue the story as it happened.
But the reality is that I am actually further along in the story. You may need
to check the Travel blog address to see if you missed anything. Feel free to
share. Sorry for the confusion. You have no idea how hard it is to type on a
moving train. I’m just saying.